Putting together your gift list can be one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. As your guests will likely want to buy you and your partner a gift to celebrate your marriage, it only makes sense to help them ensure they buy something that you actually need!
It’s no secret that wedding gift lists have always been focused around home essentials. Traditionally, this is because couples would only move in together after they tied the knot. But with many couples already living together when they become engaged, wedding gift lists can look quite different than they did 20 years ago.
It’s common practice for couples to start planning for their big day shortly after choosing their engagement rings or wedding bands, therefore we often get to hear what kind of items people are including on their gift lists.
Here are 11 of the most popular things that our clients are including on their wedding gift lists in 2019
Smart speakers have been one of the biggest tech trends in recent years, with over 120 million smart speakers in US homes. Whether you want to check the weather, search for something on Google, play some music or find a recipe, all you’ll need to do is ask your new personal assistant.
After using it for a few weeks, you’ll probably wish that you had one of these for when you were planning your wedding!
What better way to upgrade your kitchen than a new coffee machine?
This has been one of the most common things that our clients have been adding to their wedding gift lists over the last few years, and for a good reason! You’ll never need to spend money on a morning Starbucks again, instead of being able to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from the comfort of your living room.
Cocktail or champagne glasses
Now that you’re getting married, it’s likely that you’ll have lots of family and friends visiting to wish you congratulations.
Whether you and your partner prefer cocktails, champagne or even wine, it’s only right that you have some beautiful, luxurious glasses to celebrate with. You can also bring them out again on your one-year anniversary as a reminder of your special day.
If you’re already living together with your partner, it’s likely that you’ll have more than enough cutlery as it is. But wouldn’t it be nice to have that extra set that’s only brought out on special occasions?
You could even add a matching set of plates and dishes to your gift list to complete the collection.
What’s a home without an alcohol collection?
From vintage wines to luxury champagne, it’s always nice to have something in the house to pop open on a special occasion.
You’ll also need something to pour into your new champagne glasses on your first anniversary!
Once your honeymoon is over, it’s finally time to settle down as husband and wife.
Some of our couples have described going back to normal life as a shock to the system, which is understandable after having just lived some of the best days of your life. Whether you ask for a spa day, a trip to the theatre or even something more extreme like skydiving or car racing, experience days can be a great way to keep things exciting over the first few months.
Luxury bedding can often be one of the last things on your to-buy list when moving in with your partner. But after weeks of being on your feet preparing for your special day, you’ll certainly appreciate some high-quality bedding to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Even if you already have some luxury bedding, it never hurts to have a spare set.
It’s likely that you’ll have a ton of photos from your engagement, wedding day and honeymoon. Whilst Instagram is always a nice place to share these, you’ll undoubtedly want to have some memorabilia for your home too.
Why not ask for some nice photo frames, with a selection of different shapes and sizes to hang up on the walls and put on tabletops around the house?
If you’re getting stuck for ideas of things to add to your wedding gift list, then why not ask your guests to make a charitable donation to a cause that’s close to your heart?
Guests will be happy knowing they’re paying for something that has meaning to you and your partner, and you can both be happy knowing that your gift list isn’t full of things that you don’t need.
Ever heard of the phrase “make a house a home”?
Whether you like abstract paintings, motivational quotes, or even landscape photographs of your favorite places, art can be a sure-fire way to make your house feel more like a new home for you and your partner.
Now that you’re getting married, it’s likely that a baby could be the next step for you and your partner.
It’s always smart to prepare for this event, and what better way to save time and money than by asking for baby essentials on your wedding gift list? For example, you could ask for a crib, some gender-neutral baby clothes or even some toys. Be warned though, you’ll open yourself up to family and friends asking about when the baby will be arriving!
So there you have it, 11 things to add to your wedding gift list.
With less and less couples needing home essentials such as a new fridge or washing machine, this presents a great opportunity to add some items to your gift list that you wouldn’t usually imagine buying.